Women's History Month, Biblio File
We Are Warriors: Biographies of Brave Women
It is March and we are again celebrating Women’s History Month. One of our bravest and most beautiful writers (who is also a woman) once wrote: “You may write me down in history / With your bitter, twisted lies, / You may trod me in the very dirt / But still, like dust, I’ll rise.” Here are the titles of biographies of brave warriors (who are also women.)
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
A Pakistani student advocates for women's rights and education in a Taliban-controlled region. She survives an assassination attempt and becomes the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi by Peter Popham
The story of Nobel Prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, a leader for democracy and practitioner of non-violent protest in Burma.
The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan Into the Future by Fawzia Koofi
Surviving abuse in her family, Russian and Taliban regimes, the murders of her father, brother, and husband, and numerous attempts on her life, Koofi rises to become the first Afghani woman Parliament speaker.
Between Two Worlds: Escape From Tyranny: Growing up in the Shadow of Saddam by Zainab Salbi
The daughter of Saddam Hussein's personal pilot describes her experiences growing up as a palace insider, her escape from Iraq through an abusive arranged marriage, and her efforts at the head of a non-profit organization to benefit oppressed women and female war victims.
Uprising: A New Age Is Dawning for Every Mother's Daughter by Sally Armstrong
The stories of women around the world fighting for control over their own bodies --from conflict zones to rural villages to college campuses.
Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed A Nation at War: A Memoir by Leymah Gbowee
Gbowee organized and led the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords.